Feb 27, 2011
Last year I set up a Netvibes site embedded with a range of RSS feeds, links, media and photographic galleries all dedicated to the archaeology of Pompeii and Herculaneum. I feel that teachers and students of the core unit in the NSW HSC Ancient History course, Cities of Vesuvius: Pompeii and Herculaneum, will find the(…)
Feb 25, 2011
This week we are given a window into the thoughts and truly international experience of the legendary Colin Gallagher. Creative, connected, cognitive, Colin.
Feb 20, 2011
Went walking with Darcy. Early yesterday morning. Darcy had quite easily convinced me to meet him at 5.00AM to photograph the sunrise over the Pacific Ocean. I have not been on a photographic excursion with Darcy for a while so I thought, “Bugger it, why not?” I was awake well before sparrow’s fart, had a(…)
Feb 18, 2011
This week’s Friday Follow Interview is with the indefatigable Chris Betcher. A man of many talents, an insatiable curiosity and a multitude of ideas…
Feb 17, 2011
Australia’s Cold War Flashpoint Australia never experienced anything at all remotely resembling the Cuban Missile Crisis or McCarthyism but we did have the Petrov Affair. Back in April 1954 Australia had its very own Cold War drama when Vladimir Petrov defected while employed as a third secretary at the Soviet Embassy in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The episode(…)
Feb 16, 2011
A few years back a nice piece of software known as Comic Life entered the market. It is one of the most exciting software applications released in recent years. It allows anyone to express themselves in a manner that is simply fun and memorable. People, animals and inanimate objects can be given their own words(…)
Feb 11, 2011
This week our special Friday Follow guest, Adrienne Michetti, hails all the way from Canada. She has embraced our regular questions with vigour and depth.
Feb 10, 2011
Over the years I have created a number of ‘how-to’ documents and presentations for a variety of desktop and web based software tools. They are usually available from the various workshop pages I thought it might prove helpful to link to all the documents from a single page. Some of my workshop participants have referred(…)
Feb 9, 2011
What is WordPress? WordPress is a browser based web site creation tool that is relatively easy to use. This tool allows you to create highly polished and professional web sites. You can create sites that are hosted on the WordPress.com server or download the free package from WordPress.org yourself and host the new site on(…)
Feb 6, 2011
Creating professional self-hosted web sites using WordPress.org The aim of this workshop is to share with the participants the power of self-hosting their own web site using a web-server provided by a third party. Participants will be taught how to install the WordPress package on the server using ftp or a web-based interface. As well(…)
Feb 6, 2011
The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the significance & relevance of social media in 21st century education, both within the classroom & the organisation.
Feb 6, 2011
Exploring Web 2.0 in the classroom and beyond The aim of this workshop is to demonstrate the importance and relevance of Web 2.0 tools in the twenty-first century classroom as demonstrated by the research of individuals such as Marc J. Rosenberg, Curtis J. Bonk, Danah Boyd, Arthur Jue, Howard Rheingold, Lawrence Lessig and others. These(…)